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İnci Eviner, Co-Action Device: A Study, 2013, mixed media installation with live performance by Sırma Öztaş. Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul.

İnci Eviner

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İnci Eviner, Co-Action Device: A Study, 2013, mixed media installation with live performance by Sırma Öztaş. Galata Greek Primary School, Istanbul.

Suspended existence has been a recurring theme for Turkish artist İnci Eviner, and her 2012 video Nursing Modern Fall continues to convey this condition both in content and form. This single-wall projection presents a scene that resembles both Escher’s labyrinths and Bruegel’s town scenes in a three-minute loop, a filmic assemblage combining drawing and live action in which various figures perform repetitive gestures as if in broken images from a collective memory. Eviner’s drawings of humans in odd postures and fragmentary renderings of imaginary/real spaces superimposed by video techniques are uncannily familiar and communicate a sense of displacement. The spaces seem strange and the humans uncomfortable in this fabricated world.

In previous video works such as Harem, 2009, and Parliament, 2010, Eviner employed illustrations of the Topkapi Palace Harem and the European Parliament,

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